What a sad, ugly third period.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 27 shots in the loss.
08:36 TB Meszaros (1), (Halpern)
12:17 PHX Jokinen (14), (Doan, Michalek)
00:46 PHX Mueller (9), (Reinprecht, Doan)(PP)
14:43 TB Halpern (2), (Prospal, Recchi)(PP)
08:09 PHX Turris (6), (Hale, Reinprecht)
The team just looked like it was skating in quicksand in the final frame.
Matt Smaby had 3 hits in 11:31.
Steven Stamkos had 2 shots and was 50% on draws in 10:49.
Fadden scores his 10th in 22 games with Tri-City ... Spokane gets a win while they wait for Tokarski ... results from the Q.
That one hurts badly.
Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 29 shots in the loss.
HER Giroux, (24) (Aucoin, Bourque), 3:53 (PP)
NOR Bochenski, (12) (Gratton), 18:24
NOR Keller, (5) (Curadeau, Kearns), 7:57
HER Wilson, (16) (Helmer, McNeill), 10:51 (PP)
HER Joudrey, (3) (Wilson, Helmer), 14:51
McKenna was named the game's third star.
Let it be noted that the Admirals stood toe to toe with the best team in the Eastern Conference and came within 10 minutes of defeating them.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Team Canada Notes:
Dustin Tokarski was greeted in his home province of Saskatchewan Tuesday by a horde of family and friends at the Saskatoon airport. Tokarski was wearing his gold medal around his neck when he came off the plane. He will take a few days off before rejoining the Spokane Chiefs. (CJME photo)
PEI Rocket 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 8-20-28, +12, 24 PIM
Medicine Hat Tigers 2 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 11-9-1-4, 2.54 GAA, .913 sv%, 2 shutouts
Edmonton beat Medicine Hat for the first time in modern franchise history.
World Junior Championships â€“ Gold Medal Game
Canada 5 vs. Sweden 1
W Dana Tyrell, CAN: Did not play (injured â€“ out for tournament).
G Dustin Tokarski, CAN: Win, 39 saves on 40 shots, *Canada Player of the Game*
Thatâ€™s more like it.
Dustin Tokarski showed why heâ€™s a big game goaltender, stopping 39 of 40 shots to help Canada to their fifth straight World Junior Championship gold medal Monday night.
Tokarski took a shutout into the third period before surrendering his only goal, and outplayed Swedenâ€™s Jacob Markstrom (a Florida Panthers pick to boot) for the win.
For more on the game, see tsn.ca.